Would You Take a Cancer Cure Proven Effective in a Predatory Journal?

I am writing this blog post in hopes of starting a conversation in the scientific community about the medicine called...

David Publishing Company, a Massive Spammer from China

David Publishing Company is among the most annoying scholarly open-access publishers. It incessantly spams pretty much everyone in higher education, medicine,...

Oxford on alert: predatory conference organisers are coming to town, or, Oxford beware: OMICS...

Guest blog post by Dr. Ali Mobasheri, University of Nottingham Oxford, also known as the “City of Dreaming Spires” (the term...

Sudanese Researcher Falls Victim to Questionable Publisher

Our friend Ravi Murugesan, a Mumbai-based teacher of scientific writing, shared a story about a Sudanese researcher who contacted him...

Did A Romanian Researcher Successfully Game Google Scholar to Raise his Citation Count?

The Google Scholar profile for Ştefan Vlăduţescu at Romania’s University of Craiova indicates that his publications have been cited 1,709 times. However,...

Ridiculous OA Journal Launches with Ridiculous Title

The world’s newest open-access journal is the Integrated Journal of British (IJBRITISH). If the journal’s name strikes you as strange, that’s because...

Bogus British Company “Accredits” OMICS Conferences

Notorious open-access publisher OMICS International operates a scholarly conference division called Conference Series LLC. I learned recently that a London-based corporation called The CPD...

The Increasing Use of Predatory Journals for “Advocacy Research”

A recent article in the National Review used the term “advocacy research” to describe unscientific articles published in predatory journals to promote a social...

List of standalone journals

Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access journals This is a list of questionable, scholarly open-access standalone journals. For journals published...

Hindawi’s Profit Margin is Higher than Elsevier’s

Hindawi Publishing Corporation is one of the world’s largest scholarly publishers — and one of the most profitable. Interviewed in September, 2012, Ahmed...

3 Top Tips To Build A High-Performance Leadership Team – 2020...

Successful companies are the result of a consistent and high level of team performance, which allows them to outwork their competition and enjoy economies...